Shiffy Friedman grew up in Teaneck, NJ. She received her BA in Jewish studies from Stern College after spending a year learning in Israel at Migdal Oz. After college, Shiffy studied at NYU for a dual MA in education and Jewish studies. She currently teaches Tanakh to middle school students at SAR Academy. She has also completed Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center’s U.S. Yoatzot Halacha fellowship and is a certified Yoetzet Halacha, an advisor on the laws of Jewish family life.